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Quote of the Day

“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.”

—Lance Armstrong (born 1971)
Seven Time Tour De France Winner

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From the Desk of Dave Linzey...

I have often admired those extremely positive people who seem to always have a pleasant
disposition, a smile or a friendly comment to share with others. Being a positive influence on
those around us seems to be a gift that some have and that character trait causes them to
stand out from the crowd.

I love my job of serving high school students and their parents! As a result of working with
kids for the past thirty years I have become an observer of student behavior. I can honestly
assert that the communication student's display has become more and more negative over
the years. I attribute this to the media they listen to and observe on television. You will notice
that much of the communication on television shows is mostly about put-downs and making
fun of others. These negative comments are rewarded with canned laughter. I have seen this
same behavior become the norm for teen interactions and adult interactions.

The negative interactions, cutting remarks, making fun of others are always at someone
else's expense, of course. But that is not what is focused upon. It is the humor in the put
downs. The complaining and the criticizing. Unfortunately, it seems that that has become
common place in society. What do they refer to this as? "Life imitating art"?

On the other hand, we all enjoy compliments, encouragement, and praise and feel good
conversations. The positive folks in our lives are "worth their weight in gold"! They make a
difference in our daily lives. One psychologist said we need at least twelve hugs a day for
optimal emotional health. Author Virginia Avery (Categories: Using Your Speaking Power)
suggests it takes seven compliments to overcome the effect of one criticism. The power of our words is incredible. We all know the children's rhyme that goes like this: "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me." Well that simply is not true. The power of words can be far more damaging and lasting than sticks and stones. Because words can crucify our souls. We must learn to be generous with praise and careful with our criticism. I was speaking with a senior cheerleader today who shared with me the hurtful words that she overheard someone say about her last week at the football game in the stands. Idle criticism for sure but painful nonetheless. I raised my own son with careful attention to the words I used towards him. He so desired to please me and his mom that our words of praise lit him up inside. You could see it all over his face. And any criticism had the potential to break him. So we carefully encouraged him, built him up with praise to raise his self-esteem and were careful to guide him with correction.

Don't get me wrong here. Kids need to be corrected, for sure! But how we do that makes all
the difference. Fill their hearts with praise and dole out correction and criticism like a careful
surgeon. We have the power to heal or the ability to kill a child's soul with our words. And
believe it or not, adults also react similarly to praise as well as to gossip, slander and criticism.

Each of us has power with words - written or spoken. We need to use that power to build up
one another and make healthy friendships, work environments and home-lives.

I would like to share one of my favorite poems from Dorothy Law Nolte:

If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight.
If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy.
If a child lives with shame, he learns to feel guilty.
If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient.
If a child lives with encouragement, he learns confidence.
If a child lives with praise, he learns to appreciate.
If a child lives with fairness, he learns justice.
If a child lives with security, he learns to have faith.
If a child lives with approval, he learns to like himself.
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship, He learns to find love in the world.

Let's choose to be positive influences in the lives of those we touch. It may be different kinds
of communication than we are used to, but let's give it our best effort. Habits are hard to
break, that is for certain. But how we communicate to and about others is perhaps one of life's most important habits to create.

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Welcome

Welcome to Clayton Valley Charter High School! The vision is clear: We will prepare our students for college admissions equipped with 21st century skills. All students have a right to a world-class education and this is the mission of Clayton Valley Charter High School (CVCHS). All of the faculty, staff and administration are dedicated to this challenge and we invite parents to join us as partners to make this vision a reality. The CVCHS administration, board of directors, teachers and staff are united with a clear vision to ensure that we provide our students with a rigorous and relevant education.


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Attendance
and ADA

School funding comes directly from student's daily attendance.  When they attend school, even for a portion of the day, we receive full funding for that day.  When your student does not attend at all, we receive no funding at all.  Since 2007, California funding for public education (which includes charter schools) has been reduced significantly causing a tremendous strain on schools to offer educational programs.  We need each student here everyday, even if it is only for a part of the day (after doctor's and dentist appointments, etc.).  CVCHS can actually increase our state funding if every parent does their best to get their students to school everyday.  Thanks!


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News and Announcements

LADY EAGLES HOST THE 4TH ANNUAL DIG PINK EVENT!

LADY EAGLES HOST THE 4TH ANNUAL DIG PINK EVENT! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please come and support our Lady Eagles Volleyball team as they take on the Concord Minutemen on Tuesday, October 14th in the CVCHS Gym and help raise awareness!! For all the information, please click above.
UPDATED--CLAYTON VALLEY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL GOVERNING BOARD NOTICE

UPDATED--CLAYTON VALLEY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL GOVERNING BOARD NOTICE The Governing Board election committee is currently seeking qualified candidates for 2 year terms, commencing January 2015 for the TWO (2) Governing Board positions. For more information, please click above.
GOVERNING BOARD SPECIAL MEETING, SEPTEMBER 25TH

GOVERNING BOARD SPECIAL MEETING, SEPTEMBER 25TH The Clayton Valley Charter High School Governing Board will hold a Special Board Meeting on Thursday, September 25th at 6:00 PM in the CVCHS multi-use room. The focus of this meeting will be to finalize the CVCHS reauthorization petition. All stakeholders are welcome to attend.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN ATTENDING CVCHS?? THE OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD IS ALMOST HERE!

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN ATTENDING CVCHS?? THE OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD IS ALMOST HERE! Open Enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year will take place beginning November 18th, 2014 through 4:00PM on January 28th, 2015.
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER??

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER?? Are you getting ready for college tests? Beginning to think about different college options but not sure where to look? Did you know that CVCHS has an entire center devoted to helping YOU get to the college of your choice and prepare for the jobs of the future?? Click above for all the latest information
COME WATCH CVCHS MARCHING BAND AT THE CAL BERKELEY FOOTBALL GAME!!

COME WATCH CVCHS MARCHING BAND AT THE CAL BERKELEY FOOTBALL GAME!! It's Band Day at UC Berkeley's Cal Bears football game! Join us on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Kabam Field when the CVCHS Marching Band performs with California Marching Band in a special halftime performance. For all the details, click above!
PUBLIC BOARD STATEMENT REGARDING CLOSURE OF INVESTIGATION

PUBLIC BOARD STATEMENT REGARDING CLOSURE OF INVESTIGATION Please click above for the full Board statement.
IT'S TIME FOR THE PSAT!

IT'S TIME FOR THE PSAT! CVCHS will host the PSAT on October 18, 2014. location is B and C wing and check in time is 7:45 am. Please bring your student ID. The cost is $25 and can be purchased in person at the Treasurer’s office or online on the web store. Last day to purchase PSAT is Friday, October 10, 2014. For more information and a direct link to the webstore please click above.
SEPTEMBER IS ATTENDANCE AWARENESS MONTH!!

SEPTEMBER IS ATTENDANCE AWARENESS MONTH!! Tom Torlakson, our State Superintendent of Public Instruction, is asking all parents
to assist in reducing chronic absence in our schools. Please click above to read the attached information and earn more about the positive benefits of consistent school attendance and how you can support your student and our school in this regard.
ON-LINE PAYMENTS FOR CAFETERIA ARE NOW AVAILABLE!!

ON-LINE PAYMENTS FOR CAFETERIA ARE NOW AVAILABLE!! You can now add money to your student's lunch account via our webstore! Use your Visa, Mastercard or Discover card to make online payments right from the comfort of your home. For all the information and a direct link to the webstore, please click above.
WHAT’S THE BEST WAY(S) TO GET INVOLVED AND STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR CHILD'S EDUCATION??

WHAT’S THE BEST WAY(S) TO GET INVOLVED AND STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR CHILD'S EDUCATION?? If you are the parent of an existing, new or incoming student at CVCHS, there are a number of ways to stay involved with your child’s education, find out what’s happening on campus and get notified of events you and your child may be interested in. Click above to find out how!!
FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH IS AVAILABLE HERE!

FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH IS AVAILABLE HERE! Do you qualify for the Free & Reduced Lunch Program? Click on the link to print the form and read all about it!
THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT!

THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT! PowerSchool now has an app for mobile use! You can now check attendance, grades and homework on the go by downloading the app for CVCHS. Get more information and the download info by clicking above.
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Calendar

School Events Calendar Academic Calendar
Facility Usage Calendar
Governance & Committees
Girls' Tennis Bye

Date: 9/23/2014
Senior Picnic

Date: 9/23/2014, 8:30 AM 3 PM
Location: Little Hills Ranch, San Ramon
Girls Golf vs Concord

Date: 9/23/2014, 3 PM 5 PM
Location: Diablo Creek
Girls' Volleyball vs Northgate

Date: 9/23/2014, 4 PM 8 PM
Location: CVCHS Lg Gym
Girls/Boys Waterpolo vs Deer Valley - Cancelled

Date: 9/24/2014, 4 PM 6 PM
Location: Cowell Pool
Girls' Tennis vs Berean Christian

Date: 9/25/2014, 4 PM 6 PM
Location: Berean Christian High
Girls' Volleyball vs Ygnacio Valley

Date: 9/25/2014, 4 PM 8 PM
Location: Ygnacio Valley High
SPECIAL Governing Board Meeting

Date: 9/25/2014, 6 PM 8 PM
Location: CVCHS Multi-Use Room
Boys Water Polo Jim Healy Tournament - FRI ER 1pm

Date: 9/26/2014
Location: Napa (Friday's Early Release 1pm)
Boy's JV/V Football Game vs Napa

Date: 9/26/2014, 4 PM 10 PM
Location: Napa